Couple charged for missing persons hoax in North Myrtle Beach

Paul David Arrington. Photo provided by North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety

Paul David Arrington, the husband of the woman who police say was reported missing Saturday to help her get out of a court hearing, turned himself in Thursday afternoon to North Myrtle Beach police.

Paul Arrington turned himself in around 4 p.m. to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, according to city spokesman Pat Dowling.

"He called our office and told us he wanted to turn himself in to the City of North Myrtle Beach," said Myrtle Beach Attorney Jim Irvin who is representing Paul Arrington.

His bond hearing was held Thursday afternoon. His bond on the count of criminal conspiracy was set at $5,000. His bond for the one count of providing false information to a law enforcement officer was set at $500, Dowling said.

Arrington posted both bonds and was released Thursday evening.

His next appearance in court for the charge of criminal conspiracy will be September 19 in general sessions court in Conway.

His next appearance in court for the charge of providing false information will be August 13 in North Myrtle Beach City Court.

North Myrtle Beach also issued warrants for the arrest of Arrington's wife, Amy,

who is currently in custody in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Amy Arrington was reported missing by Paul Arrington on Saturday. Police say Paul Arrington told them she went for a swim in the ocean and never came back.

Area rescue departments and the US Coast Guard searched for her throughout the weekend.

But on Wednesday, the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department said Amy Arrington did not drown in the ocean and was never actually missing.

Officials determined Amy Arrington and her husband conspired for her to disappear to avoid having to show up in court in North Carolina on Monday to answer to charges filed against her there.

We will continue to post updates to this story as new information becomes available.